Unveiling the Future of Windows: AI, Cloud, and More
This week at Microsoft Ignite, the spotlight is on Windows and its role in ushering businesses into an AI-enabled and cloud-powered future. Windows, as the cornerstone of computing for billions, goes beyond accessibility. It's about empowering everyone to leverage technology for greater productivity and achievement. The focus is on making technology more intuitive, helpful, and universally applicable to both workers and IT professionals.
AI Advancements with Microsoft Copilot
In the latest Windows 11 update (version 23H2), Microsoft introduces innovative features, prominently Microsoft Copilot. This AI companion, now in preview, is seamlessly integrated into Windows 11 (version 23H2), offering contextual suggestions and actions. Whether you're drafting a sales pitch or tackling daily tasks, Copilot enhances efficiency with its intuitive support.
Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop: Elevating Productivity and Security
For businesses seeking a familiar Windows experience coupled with powerful productivity tools, Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop emerge as cloud-based solutions. The flexibility, security, and scalability these platforms provide ensure that your team can work securely from any device, anywhere. Exciting updates include the introduction of Windows App, GPU support for Windows 365, and AI capabilities for Cloud PC resizing.
Universal Print: Simplifying Printing in the Cloud Era
Universal Print continues to evolve to meet the demands of the modern workplace. The latest updates include macOS support, making Universal Print fully compatible with macOS devices. Pull printing, secure release, and delegated admin support add layers of convenience and security to your printing experience. Troubleshooting print failures is made easier with enhanced information provided in the Universal Print portal.
Windows on Arm: Unleashing the Potential
Arm-powered devices running Windows 11 open up new possibilities, combining extended battery life with robust performance. Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention now extends its policies to endpoints running Windows on Arm, ensuring the protection of sensitive data. The showcase of apps optimized for Arm at the Microsoft Technical Takeoff highlights the continuous commitment to enhancing the Arm experience.
Test Base for Microsoft 365: Streamlining Application Compatibility
Testing application compatibility with Windows 11 becomes a breeze with Test Base for Microsoft 365. This cloud-based service, available to all organizations and offering special benefits to Windows or Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans, allows seamless testing against Windows 11 in a Microsoft-managed environment. Windows Enterprise E3/E5 and Microsoft 365 E3/E5 customers enjoy 500 hours of Test Base usage without expiration, easing the deployment process.
Windows Autopatch: A Unified Solution for Seamless Updates
Windows Autopatch takes center stage, automating update management for Windows devices, Microsoft 365 apps, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Edge. The announcement of unifying Windows Update for Business and Autopatch into a single solution streamlines PC update management. With added controls for firmware and driver updates, Windows Autopatch is poised to enhance its capabilities, ensuring devices stay secure and up-to-date.
In conclusion, the latest unveilings at Microsoft Ignite 2023 showcase Windows as a pivotal force in the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From AI integration to cloud-based solutions and enhanced security measures, Windows continues to lead the way in empowering businesses for the future. Stay tuned for further developments and dive deeper into these innovations at the Microsoft Technical Takeoff from November 27-30, 2023. RSVP now to explore the latest features, connect with engineering teams, and elevate your understanding of Windows 11, Windows 365, Microsoft Intune, and Azure Virtual Desktop.